Call for membership

Call for membership

The Chinese Neurotrauma Scholar Association

On behalf of the Chinese Neurotrauma Scholar Association (CNSA), it is our great pleasure to invite you to join us as a member of this community.

The CNSA was pioneered by a few prominent Chinese neurotrauma scholars in North America in 2010, with the mission of promoting communication, collaboration, resource sharing, networking, and research development among Chinese scholars nationally and internationally in the field of neurotrauma research. Since then, the CNSA has successfully organized annual symposia as satellite meetings to the annual symposium of the National Neurotrauma Society (NNS). In the upcoming annual symposium NeuroTrauma 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA between June 29 and July 3, 2019, the CNSA satellite meeting will be held as a special session entitled “Chinese Neurotrauma Scholar Association (CNSA) Symposium: Emerging technologies in examining neurocircuitry dysfunctions following neurotrauma,” signifying the growing collaboration between NNS and CNSA.

Fromits origin in 2010, the CNSA has grown continuously. One of our goals for thenext two years is to attract more colleagues and friends in the neurotraumafield to join CNSA, and to expand our society to include Chinese neurotrauma scholarsnot only from North America but also from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan,and other regions of Asia, Pacific and Europe. We believe that a diverse andexpanded membership body will bring in more expertise and facilitate collaborationamong our members worldwide.

To foster the growth of our Society, we will adopt a new membership system effective immediately. The CNSA membership will require an annual membership fee with the following categories:

Faculty/Principle Scientist: $100 per year;

Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Assistant/Resident: $25 per year;

Graduate Student: $15 per year.

The benefits of CNSA membership include: 1) free participation in the annual CNSA symposium, 2) free annual society networking dinner and mentoring opportunities for career development, 3) high priority to publish in our societydesignated journal Neural Regeneration Research (NRR), and 4) discounted registration fee for attending the International Neural Regeneration Symposium (INRS). The membership is payable through the PayPal system at the CNSA M‍enbership Fee

We encourage neurotrauma researchers from all corners of the globe, regardless of ethnicity or country of origin, to join CNSA and/or to participate in its annual symposium.


The Officers and Council Members of CNSA


Upcoming Meeting(s)

The coming CNSA Satellite Symposium in NeuroTrauma 201‍9

Theme: Emerging Technologies in Examining Neurocircuitry Dysfunctions Following Neurotrauma

Date: July 2, (Tuesday), 2019

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm  

Venue: Wyndham Grand Hotel Pittsburgh, USA

Room: Grand ¾

List of 2018-2019 CNSA Officers

Dong Sun, Ph.D.

Tenured Associate Professor,

Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology,

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA

Vice President
Liying Zhang, Ph.D.

Liying Zhang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Department of Biomedical Engineering,

Wayne State University College of Engineering,

Detroit, MI, USA

Vice President
President: Ping Wu

Zezong Gu, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, School of Medicine,

University of Missouri Health, Columbia, MO, USA

Vice President: Shuxin Li

Shuxin Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Anatomy and Cell Biology, Shriners Hospitals Pediatric Research Center

Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Zhihui (Sunny) Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Department of Emergency Medicine,

University of Florida,

Gainesville, FL, USA


Kevin K.W. Wang, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Florida,

McKnight Brain Institute,

Gainesville, FL, USA


Xiao-Ming Xu, Ph.D.

Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Group,

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute,

Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA


Zhifeng Kou, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering and Radiology,

Wayne State University College of Engineering,

Detroit, MI, USA


Riyi Shi, Ph.D.

Center for Paralysis Research, School of Veterinary Medicine,

Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University, IN, USA